Quick McDonald’s Copycat McChicken Recipe

We’re bringing your favorite McDonald’s chicken sandwich right to your table! This easy to follow recipe only takes 20 minutes to make so whipping up your fast food favorite has never been this effortless! For this recipe, we’re carefully frying our chicken fillet for it to be crispy and tender and assembling our flavorful chicken sandwich. The star of this sandwich is, of course, our fried chicken and we’re bringing out the best in it with the best mix of spices.

The McChicken Sandwich never disappoints! It’s the tasty sandwich that’s perfect when you’re in a rush! Enjoy delicious chicken fillet cooked to perfection and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and creamy mayo. You won’t be missing your McDonald’s favorites soon once you make our copycat recipes from this famous fast food restaurant at home!

This McChicken Sandwich may not be the healthiest, but compared to store-bought burgers it’s definitely a lot better! By making our homemade chicken sandwich, we’re sure that we’re not frying our chicken in reused oil which also affects the nutritional value of our sandwich. In addition, we get to make it as healthy as we want! Read on our Recipe Notes down below just after the instructions to learn how to make avocado mayo for a vegan-friendly dressing. Whip up a McChicken Sandwich at home and love this classic filling treat even more in every bite!

How To Make Quick McDonald’s Copycat McChicken

Indulge in a McChicken sandwich with crispy fried chicken fillet, a bundle of fresh and crispy veggies, and creamy mayo dressing! It's made easy for you in this quick copycat recipe.

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup tempura mix
  • 4 chicken breast filets (about 2 lbs)
  • vegetable oil (for frying)

For serving:

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • mayonnaise
  • tomato (sliced)
  • 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
  1. In a small bowl combine the water, tempura mix, and beaten egg. Set aside.

  2. Add the flour, pepper, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder into a ziplock or paper bag. Shake to mix well & set aside. You can also use a mixing bowl as an alternative.

  3. Flatten the chicken breasts lightly.

  4. Dredge each chicken breast by placing it into the bag or mixing bowl with the flour mixture.

  5. Make sure each chicken breast is coated.
  6. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture and then return them back to the flour mixture to coat.

  7. Heat up oil until its ready for frying, about 350 degrees F.

  8. Fry the chicken breasts in a frying pan until they are golden brown & crispy.

  9. While frying the chicken, toast the buns and add the mayonnaise, tomatoes, and lettuce.

  10. Enjoy!
  • Make your McChicken sandwich healthy by using lean chicken breast for your fillet and wholemeal bread for the buns. You can also replace paprika with honey.
  • For your dressing, make an avocado mayo by blending 2 ripe avocados, 4 tablespoons of oil, 3 tablespoons of water, ½ freshly squeezed lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon of onion powder and your favorite seasonings.
  • To better tenderize your chicken or prep them ahead, marinate it in buttermilk for at least 2 hours or overnight.

How To Make Quick McDonald's Copycat McChicken

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Indulge in a McChicken sandwich with crispy fried chicken fillet, a bundle of fresh and crispy veggies, and creamy mayo dressing! It's made easy for you in this quick copycat recipe.

Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • tsp garlic powder
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • cup tempura mix
  • 4 chicken breast filets about 2 lbs
  • vegetable oil for frying

For serving:

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • mayonnaise
  • tomato sliced
  • 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the water, tempura mix, and beaten egg. Set aside.

  2. Add the flour, pepper, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder into a ziplock or paper bag. Shake to mix well & set aside. You can also use a mixing bowl as an alternative.

  3. Flatten the chicken breasts lightly.

  4. Dredge each chicken breast by placing it into the bag or mixing bowl with the flour mixture.

  5. Make sure each chicken breast is coated.
  6. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture and then return them back to the flour mixture to coat.

  7. Heat up oil until its ready for frying, about 350 degrees F.

  8. Fry the chicken breasts in a frying pan until they are golden brown & crispy.

  9. While frying the chicken, toast the buns and add the mayonnaise, tomatoes, and lettuce.

  10. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Make your McChicken sandwich healthy by using lean chicken breast for your fillet and wholemeal bread for the buns. You can also replace paprika with honey.
  • For your dressing, make an avocado mayo by blending 2 ripe avocados, 4 tablespoons of oil, 3 tablespoons of water, ½ freshly squeezed lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon of onion powder and your favorite seasonings.
  • To better tenderize your chicken or prep them ahead, marinate it in buttermilk for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 98mg
  • Calories: 511kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Cholesterol: 186mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 954mg
  • Protein: 56g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 1686mg
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 218IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

How do  I make my chicken crispy and tender?

The key to making crispy and tender golden-brown fried chicken is first, not overcooking it. The recommended cooking temperature for chicken is 350 degrees F, like what we did in this recipe. We cook it in steady heat to make sure that it cooks evenly. You can also prep your chicken ahead of time by pounding it using a mallet and marinating it in buttermilk for 2 hours to overnight. This helps the chicken soak up all the flavors and moisture to give us amazing fried chicken every time!

How do I store my fried chicken?

Fried chicken is best enjoyed fresh from the frying pan. But if you end up having leftovers, place it inside an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 3 to 5 days, or in the freezer for 2 to 4 months inside a freezer wrap. Thaw your chicken then reheat in the oven before serving. You can also microwave it, but your fried chicken won’t be as crispy.

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Conclusion

Enjoy crispy golden-brown chicken topped with fresh and crisp vegetables and creamy mayo dressing and served on toasted buns. Make this quick and easy recipe and enjoy a classic chicken sandwich that will surely cure your burger cravings. We’re making perfectly seasoned chicken in this McChicken sandwich recipe and you’ll love the flavors and texture in every bite! Once you make this recipe, you’ll realize how easy it is to get your McDonald’s chicken sandwich fix right at your kitchen.

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